Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by James Binney

Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by James Binney year 2016
  • Book name: Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: James Binney
  • Release date: 2016/10/7
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780198752851
  • Rating: 8.68 of 10
  • Votes: 523
  • Review by: Mario Milligan
  • Review rating: 7.93 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/27
  • Total pages: 176
  • Includes a PDF summary of 20 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Astrophysics is the physics of the stars, and more widely the physics of the Universe. It enables us to understand the structure and evolution of planetary systems, stars, galaxies, interstellar gas, and the cosmos as a whole. In this Very Short Introduction, the leading astrophysicist James Binney shows how the field of astrophysics has expanded rapidly in the past century, with vast quantities of data gathered by telescopes exploiting all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, combined with the rapid advance of computing power, which has allowed increasingly effective mathematical modelling. He illustrates how the application of fundamental principles of physics - the consideration of energy and mass, andmomentum - and the two pillars of relativity and quantum mechanics, has provided insights into phenomena ranging from rapidly spinning millisecond pulsars to the collision of giant spiral galaxies. This is a clear, rigorous introduction to astrophysics for those keen to cut their teeth on a conceptualtreatment involving some mathematics.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 8H50M55S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Astrophysics, Physics Books, Cosmology & The Universe
  • Available formats: DOC, TXT, EPUB, PDF, HTMLZ, JPEG, MOBI, WORD. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, RZ, ACE
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 8.11 USD
  • Dimensions: 114x173x9mm
  • Weight: 138g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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